genetics

Gene discovery leads to next-generation experimental therapy for ALS

Efforts to understand the genetics of neurological diseases leads to a potential treatment for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.


Silencing the booming chorus

From 2007 to 2009, a yellow fever virus outbreak nearly decimated El Parque El Piñalito’s howler monkey populations. Exposure to a past virus may have aided brown howlers’ survival.


Predicting a patient’s life expectancy

Genome-wide pattern found in tumors from brain cancer patients predicts how long they could live.


Honoring Karl Gordon Lark

Renowned geneticist and father of molecular biology at the U passes away.


5 ways that U scientists are addressing the COVID-19 pandemic

Within a few short weeks, more than a dozen new research studies have popped up across the U to study coronavirus.


A baby born premature with a nasal cannula, in a bassinet

U of U Hospital launches rapid DNA testing of critically ill newborns for faster diagnosis, better treatment

A pilot project at University of Utah Health aims to quickly detect genetic disorders among newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).


WAYNE’S WORLD – OF SCIENCE

Wayne Potts studies the genetics of coevolution, but his work reaches beyond the conventional boundaries of the field.


LOOK AT THOSE GENES

Genomics England announced it will be using technology co-developed with the U to interpret the DNA of Britons as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project.


UNDERGRAD GENETICS RESEARCH

U honors student headed to Stanford University for doctoral genetics research.


Outliving your family history

Learn how U researchers are unlocking the genetic secrets of disease and empowering patients to outlive their family history.